Monday, May 20, 2013
The new system will provide more detailed service alert information via text and email.
The MBTA is rolling out an entirely new alerts system next month which includes changes from the details provided in alert messages to a visual website enhancement. Through the new system, which goes into effect June 4, users can opt to receive email or text alerts for a late bus or train or a service interruption, much like the old system. However, the new alerts “will be clearer and more detailed with additional information regarding specific trip times, service schedule changes, and distinct directional, branch and station communications,” according to anMBTA press statement released Thursday. MBTA Deputy Press Secretary Kelly Smith further explained the new system in an email to Patch: "It’s built around a core of GTFS data. GTFS, or …
The man previously pleaded guilty to the charges related to the robbery.
A 30-year-old Waltham man has been sentenced to state prison for allegedly robbing a Worcester bank in October 2012, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. David Hathaway was sentenced to two years to two years and a day in state prison to be followed by five years of probation. A Worcester Superior Court judge handed down the sentence during a Wednesday, May 15 hearing. Hathaway previously pleaded guilty to two counts of unarmed robbery, one for the bank and the other for the supermarket, according to the newspaper. Hathaway robbed a bank and supermarket on Boylston Street in Worcester on Oct. 11, 2012, according to the newspaper. Hathaway turned himself into authorities in New York in November after his picture was posted to a …
The city would see a 3.1 percent increase in spending under the proposed budget.
The city's Finance Committee budget hearing will begin tomorrow, May 21, at City Hall. The session will begin at 8 a.m. and likely run until 5 p.m., according to City Clerk Russ Malone. Department heads and city officials will review and discuss the fiscal 2014 budget for potential changes. The hearing could run into a second day, if necessary, Malone said. Mayor Jeannette McCarthy's proposed budget totals $225 million which includes a 3.1 percent increase of approximately $6 million, according to a copy of the mayor's budget. Of that figure, $68 million would be budgeted for the Waltham Public Schools. As is normal practice, a final vote on the budget will take place at a later date.
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Toastmasters International will meet at 7 p.m. at the Meadow Green Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Margaritas Mexican Restaurant & Watering Hole will hold a paint 'n pour event at 7 p.m. WeightWatchers will hold its weekly meeting at 5:30 p.m. at 101 School St. Stay up to date with Waltham news with our free, daily newsletter. Check out this good news for Waltham car owners.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
This appealing townhouse offers spacious accommodations and is readily available for purchase and occupancy.
This Waltham townhouse on the Belmont line is a great opportunity to experience the many advantages of communal living with all the comforts of a single family home. This fabulous condominium boasts nearly 2,000 square feet of living space throughout two finished levels and an open, fluid floor plan for streamlined entertaining and relaxed daily living. It has also recently received new stainless steel appliances and a new heating system, further enhancing its purchasing and economical benefits. With its sinuous blueprint, the main level is comprised of two spacious flowing rooms. The living room measures at 21 x 15 square feet and can comfortably accommodate large furnishings while the 10 x 10 square foot eat-in kitchen offers generous …
Miss a headline this week? Catch up with our weekly news roundup.
The cause of death for a Waltham woman killed in a rollover in March was released. Watertown police officers recounted their gun battle with the accused Boston Marathon bombers. A Waltham City Councillor resigned. We got a small into into what is going on with Mimi's Roast Beef & Seafood.
The following information was supplied by the Waltham Police department. It does not indicate a conviction.
Thursday, May 9 Wilson Garcia, 20, of 181 Felton St., arrested and charged with driving with a suspended registration and driving with a suspended license. Willie Tasejo, 38, of 55 Alder St., arrested and charged with indecent exposure. Russell Hamann, 52, of 34 High St., arrested and charged with drinking alcohol in public. Friday, May 10 Andrea Miller, 24, of 247 Ridge Ln., arrested and charged with violating an abuse prevention order. Saturday, May 11 Luke Penton, 28, of 61 Loretta Rd., arrested on a warrant charge for possession of marijuana Sunday, May 12 John Kenney, 18, of 99 Bacon St., arrested on a warrant charge for assault and battery. Victoria Debarros, 17, of 40 Lyman St., arrested and charged with assault and battery with a…
The National Transportation Safety Board recommends reducing the limit. Some say it would save lives. Others say it's unreasonable.
One drink could be the standard for drunken driving – at least for some people if the National Transporation Safety Board has its way. On Tuesday, May 14 the NTSB recommended states lower the blood-alcohol threshold for driving under the influence from 0.08 percent to 0.05 percent. About 10,000 deaths a year are related to drunken driving. The NTSB says the lower limit would save 500 to 800 lives a year. Officials at the American Beverage Institute called the proposal "ludicrous." It said the average woman could reach the 0.05 percent limit by having one drink. There were 114 DUI fatalities in Massachusetts in 2012, which were 34 percent of traffic-related fatalities last year, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. What do you think…
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Today's weather forecast -- 69 degrees and sunny. The Boston Brain Tumor Ride will be held at 7 a.m. Gore Place will host a plant sale at 9 a.m. Stay up to date with Waltham news with our free, daily newsletter. The River Church will host a worship service at 10 a.m.